Mysoline Puggle dogs are considered hybrids. Mysoline This basically means they are a cross between two different purebreds. Mysoline In the Puggle case, mysoline this would be a Beagle and a Pug. Mysoline The Puggle can also be referred to as a crossbreed, mysoline even though this term can also refer to a mongrel - a dog that has only one known purebred in their genes.
Mysoline Unlike mongrels or mutts that are usually the result of an unintentional crossbreed, mysoline hybrid dogs breed, mysoline whether they began as mutts or not, mysoline is purposely bred to create a specific breed type. Mysoline Hybrid dogs like the Puggle are known as “designer dogs”. Mysoline Designer dogs are popular hybrids that have been purposely created using two specific purebred dogs.
Mysoline Of course, mysoline not all “designer dogs” are bred for the purpose of suiting the latest fad. Mysoline The Labradoodle is a good example of this. Mysoline Unlike breeding a Beagle and Pug for fashion, mysoline a Labrador and Standard Poodle were initially bred to create a hypoallergenic guide dog. Mysoline In other words, mysoline the original cross breeding that resulted in the Labradoodle was intentional, mysoline and is still trying to be perfected so it can be recognized as a purebred dog.
Mysoline Although most hybrids are selectively bred to create a breed that features all of the great characteristics of its two parents, mysoline sometimes there is no actual thought process in the creation of such breeds. Mysoline For instance, mysoline although Puggle dogs are very sweet and sociable dogs, mysoline they were bred for no other purpose than to be a family pet.
Mysoline They are not hypoallergenic and they are still prone to Pug breathing problems, mysoline which can be made worse because of their love for hunting that has been passed to them through their Beagle genes. Mysoline For reasons such as this, mysoline many purebred breeders argue that designer dog breeding is irresponsible.
Mysoline Despite what some breeders may think, mysoline the fact of the matter is that hybrid dogs are very popular, mysoline and often make excellent family pets and generally tend to be very healthy and happy breeds.
Mysoline It is also important to point out that a hybrid dog is not considered a “true breed” due to the fact that they don’t have an official breed standard. Mysoline For this reason, mysoline they are not recognized by any national kennel club. Mysoline In addition, mysoline not being a true breed means that each Puggle litter produced will be different each time.
Mysoline Nonetheless, mysoline even though Puggle dogs may not have a “true” standard to their name, mysoline the fact remains that this special hybrid is in high demand, mysoline and is loved by many. Mysoline After all, mysoline who says a dog needs an official standard to be considered a great pal and a one-of-a-kind friend.